Increasing thefts of metal for scrap

Highlighting the increasinging problem of the theft of metal objects, in the last couple of months thieves have struck crematoriums in Oxford, and Kent three times, stealing 970 personal bronze memorial plaques plus £50,000 of lead and copper from a church roof in Garsington

While these aren’t war memorials, the losses illustrate how vulnerable and attractive to thieves many war memorial plaques and statues are.  We’ve reported on several thefts in the last few months, the most recent being just 2 days ago.

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